People living with mental illnesses (MI) and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are disproportionately represented in contacts with police, which can lead to stressful and dangerous conditions for everyone involved. Now, through Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities, law enforcement agencies can request help to respond safely and effectively to incidents involving persons with MI and I/DD.
Facial recognition, optical character recognition systems, drones, and mobile devices are all making their way into law enforcement agencies at a fast pace. Each of these systems is bringing new data sources, which enhance and can be integrated with existing data systems. This webinar will highlight these new and emerging technologies, as well as other technologies such as body-worn cameras and license plate recognition systems; the data they provide; and practical examples of integrating the data for investigations and crimefighting efforts.